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King_David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 01:40 AM
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UN cites ‘credible’ evidence Iran is building nuclear warheads
Credible new evidence suggests Iran is secretly building nuclear warheads, the United Nations nuclear agency says, laying out the most damning case yet that Tehran is seeking to join the tiny clutch of nuclear-armed powers.

“Credible … information indicates that Iran has carried out activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device,” the International Atomic Energy Agency reported Tuesday. It was a powerful indictment of Tehran’s nuclear program that its Islamic rulers have long claimed was solely for peaceful, power-generating purposes
Instead, the IAEA found evidence of weapons-related research entirely incompatible with power generation. Efforts to create computer models of nuclear blasts, to build the powerful detonators needed to initiate a nuclear explosions and vital miniaturization efforts needed to fit a nuclear warhead inside a missile nosecone were all uncovered.

The report, based on intelligence fed to the agency by member states, supports long-held suspicions that Tehran has a clandestine nuclear-weapons program.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/un-cites-credible-evidence-iran-is-building-nuclear-warheads/article2230081/
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 01:44 AM
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1. I'm very skeptical at this
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:12 AM
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3. Really? Whyever so?
"The report, based on intelligence fed to the agency by member states, supports long-held suspicions that Tehran has a clandestine nuclear-weapons program."

Does this suggest that the IAEA did not have any first-hand information? They based their report on findings from 'member states' intelligence agencies?

IOW, they based their findings on reports from Mossad, the CIA, and MI5. Iraq redux.

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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 12:26 PM
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6. I have to read the whole article next time
Edited on Wed Nov-09-11 01:10 PM by sakabatou
>.<

Delete this and my previous post.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:07 AM
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2. Yawn.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:52 AM
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4. What? Powell fed them another
lie?
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holdencaufield Donating Member (302 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 03:10 AM
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5. I have no doubt...
...Iran is working furiously on building a nuclear weapon. But... come on... this is Iran. They can't mass-produce a bicycle, how well do you think their nukes would work?

North Korea literally starved their people to build a bomb and they ended up with -- what most analysts agree is -- a total dud. Compared to Iran, North Korea is a Mensa Chapter.
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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-09-11 02:20 PM
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7. Will Mohamed Mustafa ElBaradei return his ill gotten Nobel Peace Prize?
El Baradei's incompetence in directing the IAEA is clearly showing. Either that or he was a co-conspirator in Iran's nuclear ambitions.

I doubt he will return the prize he did not earn, neither did the terrorist Mohammed al-Husseini.
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